The Runic Series is derived from the ancient runes.
he original meaning of the word rune is "secret, or something hidden". Some indications show that the early runes were not used so much for writing, but rather as magical signs, that means, they were used in magic and for divination (but there is no direct evidence of this). They were probably transformed from the Tarot and the Chinese Book of Changes and were used as the I Ching of the Vikings at that time. With the rune-masters, their wisdom died as well. Nothing was left except the sagas, the scattered fragments of runic history and the rune itself.